Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Public Lands, our work at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is done with the public's interest in mind, which means transparency and public knowledge. Our decisions are guided by sound science as we manage state trust lands, native ecosystems and natural resources. We support the vision of a sustainable future by protecting and managing the natural resources so future generations will have them.
DNR manages over 5 million acres of state-owned land that includes forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. We generate revenue that supports public schools, state institutions and county services. But managing lands is only half of our story. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.
The DNR has an annual operating budget of approximately $187 million and has over 1200 permanent employees with approximately 300 additional staff hired during the summer fire season.
We have some of the most talented people in the industry. We honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. We invite you to learn more about our culture, our careers, and why some of the top forestry and natural science professionals have joined Washington DNR by visiting our DNR website.
This position manages the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Northeast Region Forest Practice District. The Northeast Region Forest Practice District Manager is responsible for managing the field and office staff functions necessary to implement Washington State forest practice rules and regulations. By effectively preforming these duties, public and private resources are protected for the long term; benefitting future generation. Program field and office operations reside within Northeast Region and encompass Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and northern portion of Lincoln County. The position duty station is the Northeast Region Office located in Colville, Washington. The position fosters positive working relationships among Forest Practice staff, DNR State Lands and industry staff, tribes, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Ecology and others.
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